Therapeutics Course - Virtual

The Optometry Education Team will be hosting a series of lecture webinars for hospital and community based optometrists who are interested in the therapeutic management of ocular conditions. This will be of particular interest to Independent Prescriber optometrists and those working towards the Independent Prescriber qualification. You can choose to attend either 1 day or both days. If you wish to attend a peer review session, please reserve your place separately. 

Course Overview

A two day course composed of a series of lecture webinars on the topic therapeutics and delivered by Senior Optometrist and Consultant Ophthalmologists. Each lecture awards CET points to attendees, including Optometrist and Independent Prescriber points. At the end of each lecture there will be a minimum 15 minutes interactive Q & A session with the leading speaker, where delegates have the opportunity to ask questions to check understanding and reflect on learning. There will also be a peer review session where delegates discuss cases.

Who is this course for?

It is suitable for community and hospital based optometrists who have the independent prescriber qualification or interested in therapeutics.

Featured Topics

A wide range of conditions such as Keratitis, Ocular Allergy, Uveitis and their signs, symptoms and differential diagnosis. This will also include pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment/ intervention by optometrists and guidelines on when to refer. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment/ intervention if referred to a tertiary setting.

Benefits of attending

You would expect to have a better understanding of patient care and therapeutic management/treatment of different conditions. As these lectures will be live and interactive, you are encouraged to ask questions to check understanding.


CET points are available for UK registered optometrists and a certificate of attendance will be awarded. A total of 16 points are available for the whole course.


In order to access the course, you will need access to a computer (laptop or desktop) with a webcam and microphone.

Click HERE for provisional programme: please note lectures and timings are subject to change. 

Course Organisers

Sophie Thomas and Jane Farr, Specialist Optometrists

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Date Location Time Seats Price
27/05/2021 Online Lectures Only 9:00am to 3:30pm (BST) 10 £100.00
27/05/2021 Peer Review Only 4pm to 5pm (BST) 3 £50.00
28/05/2021 Online Lectures Only 9:00am to 5pm (BST) 9 £100.00
28/05/2021 Peer Review Only 11:45 to 12:45 (BST) 12 £50.00

Course fees